WORK FROM HOME SERVICES

Working from home can allow workers to minimize distractions and increase the time they spend focused on a project. It stands to reason that, in the end, companies benefit from these remote employees by getting projects completed faster with fewer mistakes.

Employees often value flexible work schedules, such as work-at-home and telecommuting options, because the work option gives them a more effective work-life balance. Flex-time scheduling also has benefits for employers. In addition to being an effective recruiting and retention tool, letting employees work from home can save employers money in myriad ways.

Even as working from home (WFH) becomes relatively commonplace, a new form of remote work is emerging: working from anywhere (WFA), in which employees can live and work where they choose, typically within a specific country, but in some cases, anywhere in the world with a reliable internet connection.

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ADVANTAGES OF WORK FROM HOME

  • Improved employee retention
  • Home working can help retain employees with an otherwise long daily commute.

  • Access to a wider pool of applicants
  • For example, such as those from more geographically remote areas, or people who may prefer to work from home.

  • Possible productivity gains
  • Due to fewer interruptions, allowing more focused work.

  • Increased staff motivation
  • With staff having a better work/life balance

  • Financial benefits
  • Savings on office space and other facilities.

  • Convenience
  • Ability to locate sales staff near clients rather than in your premises.

  • Better work/life balance
  • Employees working from home can lead to improvements in health and well-being.

NATIVEBYTE HELPS YOU TO

1. Create a working environment

However, tempting it is to work in pyjamas, employees must designate an area of the home that is a work area and maintain a professional environment – no distractions allowed. By recreating the office environment at home, employees can be more productive and less likely to become side-tracked by home comforts and chores. Constant distractions and the feeling that you’re not really at work will have a detrimental impact on productivity

2. Stay connected

Working from home can be quite isolating, so it is important not to let 'out of sight, out of mind' become an excuse. Check in frequently with your team and stay connected with colleagues in the office using instant messaging and video conferencing solutions. Establish expectations and guidelines from the outset. These should involve principles around clocking in and out, attending meetings, and submitting work.

3. Check the technology

It is paramount that you have access to sufficient Internet connection before committing to working from home. High-speed Internet makes communication easy. Gone are the days of the 9-5 working week. The office has suddenly become an idea more than a physical location.

If organisations adopt cloud-based video conferencing technology, there is no reason that an at-home worker can’t have the same productive, face-to-face experience, as if they were in the office.

Accommodating the changing needs and expectations of an evolving workforce means a greater focus on organisational culture and how it enables employees to stay connected and communicate, regardless of location.

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